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Federal Poly Idah Shut Down


By: Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja

The management of the Federal Polytechnic Idah, Kogi State has closed down the polytechnic following the confusion that trailed the killing of a student of the institution by suspected robbers.

It was learnt that a HND II Computer Science student of the polytechnic identified as Gabriel Adikwu was on Saturday night stabbed to death in his lodge by yet to be identified robbers.

Adikwu, who is an indigine of Otukpa in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State was killed when the robbers stormed his apartment at Chelsea Lodge at about 9pm to rob him.

Following the killing, there were mounting tensions in the institution as some students protested over the incident and wrecked havoc on the polytechnic’s clinic.

The Personal Assistant to the Rector of the polytechnic, Simon Omale, who confirmed the incident, said the management of the polytechnic has closed down the institution until August 6 to calm down fray nerves.

Omale, who expressed sadness over the tragic death of the student said his remains have been taken home for burial.


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